Medical Anthropology [F-15-33]

Presenter:Christopher Morris
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Maxcy 104
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 11:00 AM 10/08
Status: CLOSED

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This presentation will introduce the field of Medical Anthropology through the case study of the “kuru” prion disease, which impacted the Fore peoples of Papua New Guinea over much of the last century.

Christopher Morris is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Clarkson University. He is an Africanist anthropologist working at the intersections of medical and environmental anthropology. His research and teaching interests include health, pharmaceuticals, extractive industries, rights, and labor in Africa.

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